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Monument to Admiral Napier

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7998 / 50°47'59"N

Longitude: -1.0948 / 1°5'41"W

OS Eastings: 463887

OS Northings: 100413

OS Grid: SU638004

Mapcode National: GBR VQF.YF

Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.H8Y

Entry Name: Monument to Admiral Napier

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475187

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St George

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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774-1/8/128 Monument to Admiral Napier


Monument. 1863. Stone. Sandstone column with Portland stone
Romanesque capital and finial surmounted by stone lion.
6-sided Portland stone pedestal, 3 sides concave set on
tapering rusticated sandstone base, uncoursed rubble lower
base on granite slab. Commemorates death of Admiral Napier
1860. Inscription reads: "The monument was erected by the
Petty Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Seamen and Marines
of Her Majesty's Navy 1863 - to commemorate the untiring
efforts of a gallant Officer and true hearted man (Charles
Napier c1786 - d1860) in advancing the welfare of the British
sailor." The monument was originally sited at the junction of
Commercial and Edinburgh Roads.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 86; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 456; Berridge DW:
Monuments and Memorials in the City of Portsmouth: 1984-: 21).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

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